High Performance Computing (HPC) Computational Scientist - Secret clearance a PLUS

Depends on Experience

Contract: W2

  • No Travel Required

Skills

High Performance Computingmachine learningExpertise with legacy scientific computing programming languages (e.g.CC++Fortran)Extensive knowledge of HPC and parallel programming techniques (e.g. MPIOpenMP)in multiple physical science domains.computational fluid dynamics

Job Description

We are looking for an HPC (High Performance Computing) Lead Staff Scientist to join our team at our ERDC location. The team is working in a hybrid environment, primarily virtual but with occasional office requirements for work that cannot be completed virtually.  

 

We are a part of the Department of Defense (DoD) High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) User Productivity Enhancement and Training (PET) initiative. PET enhances the capability and productivity of the HPCMP community through training, collaboration, tool and software development, and technology transfer.

 

You will lead a team of computational experts representing a critical mass of expertise in key areas of support for the HPCMP. These teams provide deep technical expertise in HPC that can be applied to a diverse range of scientific disciplines.

 

Our teams provide deep technical expertise in HPC that can be applied to a diverse range of scientific disciplines. Sample areas include computational fluid dynamics (CFD); computational structural mechanics (CSM); computational electromagnetics and acoustics (CEA); forces modeling and simulation (FMS); integrated modeling and test environments (IMT); autonomy; application preparation for emerging HPC hardware; high-performance data analytics (HPDA); and physics informed machine learning (ML)/Artificial Intelligence (AI).

 

Duties may include the following:

  • Works with HPCMP centers leadership, customers, and DoD stakeholders to identify potential multidisciplinary efforts.
  • Leads and/or participates on appropriate teams as part of the multidisciplinary efforts.
  • Facilitates the process by which efforts are presented for consideration to the Government.
  • Champions and initiates major efforts and may serve as principal investigator.
  • Analyze problems, identifies requirements, and develops workplans to apply theoretical techniques to develop tools and software.
  • Help provide the day-to-day leadership needed for technical team members

 

Qualifications and skills should include the following:

  • PhD in a technical or scientific field
  • 8 years of HPC-related experience preferred. (flexible for strong candidates)
  • Development and/or application experience with one or more prominent simulation codes is preferred.
  • Expertise with multiple common scientific computing programming languages and programming models (e.g. Python, Julia)
  • Expertise with legacy scientific computing programming languages (e.g., C, C++, Fortran)
  • Experience with Linux on large scale systems.
  • Extensive knowledge of HPC and parallel programming techniques (e.g. MPI, OpenMP), in multiple physical science domains.
  • 4+ years of experience with science or engineering programs
  • Must be a US citizen and be eligible for a DoD secret clearance
  • Active DoD Secret clearance preferred

 

Frequently Asked Questions: 

  • What is the mission of the program/contract? We are a part of the Department of Defense (DoD) High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) User Productivity Enhancement and Training (PET) initiative. PET enhances the capability and productivity of the HPCMP community through training, collaboration, tool and software development, and technology transfer.
  • Our teams provide deep technical expertise in HPC that can be applied to a diverse range of scientific disciplines. Sample areas include computational fluid dynamics (CFD); computational structural mechanics (CSM); computational electromagnetics and acoustics (CEA); forces modeling and simulation (FMS); integrated modeling and test environments (IMT); autonomy; application preparation for emerging HPC hardware; high-performance data analytics (HPDA); and physics informed machine learning (ML)/Artificial Intelligence (AI).
  • Due to COVID, is this position remote or are they required to work onsite immediately? The team is working in a hybrid environment, primarily virtual but with occasional office requirements for work that cannot be completed virtually.
  • What will a typical workday look like for the Contract Labor Associate (CLA)? Is this a team setting? One or two meetings a day. Primarily focused on working on 1-2 projects at a time. Projects last 3-12 months long and can be collaborations, or individual projects. The goals of most projects is to solve computational gaps that DoD Scientists and Engineers are encountering when using HPCMP supercomputers.
  • What are the top three skillsets the candidate should have? Experience with HPC (Experience with Linux on large scale systems), Expertise with multiple common scientific computing programming languages and programming models (e.g. Python), Extensive knowledge of HPC and parallel programming techniques (e.g. MPI, OpenMP)
  • What is the interview process (phone then in-person or only phone, etc.)? Phone (MS Teams-audio only) and possible follow up technical interview if needed.
  • What government agency/customer does the contract support? Department of Defense (DoD) High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) User Productivity Enhancement and Training (PET)
  • What is the length of the contract? What Option Year is it currently in? When is re-compete? 5-years just started Option Year 3. Re-compete is in 2024